Google award winning notification
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Von: Google [mailto:[email protected]]
Gesendet: Freitag, 10. Februar 2017 08:43
Betreff: Winning Notification
Dear Google User,
Please kindly find your winning notification as attached.
NOTE! Google values your right to privacy! Your information is 100% secured and will be used exclusively for the purpose of this award only.
Google award winning notification Hello, I am Miss Young. I received the following email. It is about a fraud lottery. The lottery claims that I won, but the reality is that they want MY money.
‘Google Anniversary’ Advance Fee Scam Email
According to this email, which is supposedly a Google Anniversary Winning Notification, you have won £950,000 in the Google Promotion for 2018.
The email urges you to contact your “Foreign Transfer Manager” to arrange the release of your prize money.
However, the email is an advance fee scam designed to trick you into sending your money and personal details to criminals. It is not from Google and there is no prize money. In fact, you have won nothing at all.
If you fall for the ruse and contact the “Foreign Transfer Manager” as instructed, you will soon be asked to send money to cover various fees supposedly associated with the processing of your prize claim. Like the prize itself, these fees are imaginary. If you do send money, you will likely be told that you must now send even more money to pay more fictional costs. These requests for money will likely continue until you run out of funds and finally realize that you are being scammed.
At that point, the criminals will simply disappear with your money and you will no longer be able to contact them. And, alas, it is highly unlikely that you will ever get any of your money back. Nor, of course, will you ever get the promised prize money, which never existed in the first place.
Moreover, during the course of the scam, the criminal may have managed to trick you into supplying a large amount of your personal and financial information, ostensibly to allow transfer of your funds and validate your claim. They may later use this information to steal your identity.
Versions of these Google Anniversary lottery scam emails are distributed just about every year. And, advance fee scammers use many other cover stories and pretend to be associated with many other high-profile companies.
Be wary of any message that claims that you have won a large sum of money in a lottery or promotion that you never entered and know nothing about.
Read more about Advance Fee Lottery Scams
An example of the scam email:
A winning check will be issued in your name by Google Promotion Award;
for the sum of Nine Hundred and Fifty Thousand Great British Pounds
Sterling ( £950,000.00) and also a certificate of prize claims will be
sent alongside your winning check cashable at any bank.
You are advised to contact your Foreign Transfer Manager with the
following details to avoid unnecessary delay and complications:
VERIFICATION AND FUNDS RELEASE FORM
(1) Your Contact Address/Private Email Address.
(2) Your Tel/Fax Numbers.
(3) Your Nationality/Country.
(4) Your Full Name.
(7) Ever Won An Online Lottery?
Paul Buchheit (Program Coordinator)
Mode of Price Remittance
*Cash Pick-Up (You as the Beneficiary coming down to the United
Kingdom to receive your Award Personally).
*Courier Delivery of your Certified Winning Cheque in your Name and
other Winning Documents safely to you.
The Google Promotion Award Team has discovered a huge number of double
claims due to winners informing close friends relatives and third
parties about their winning and also sharing their pin numbers. As a
result of this, these friends try to claim the lottery on behalf of
the real winners.
The Google Promotion Award Team has reached a decision from its
headquarters that any double claim discovered by the Lottery Board
will result to the canceling of that particular winning, leading to a
loss for both the double claimer and the real winner, as it is taken
that the real winner was the informer to the double claimer about the
lottery. So you are hereby strongly advised once more to keep your
winnings strictly confidential until you claim your prize.
Congratulations from the Staffs & Members of the Google interactive
Lotteries Board Commission.
Co-founder of Googleâ„¢
‘Google Anniversary’ Advance Fee Scam Email According to this email, which is supposedly a Google Anniversary Winning Notification, you have won £950,000 in the Google Promotion for 2018. The